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Page 108 - Possessing himself of a beautiful island in the Ohio, he rears upon it a palace, and decorates it with every romantic embellishment of fancy. A shrubbery, that Shenstone might have envied, blooms around him. Music, that might have charmed Calypso and her nymphs, is his. An extensive library spreads its treasures before him. A philosophical apparatus offers to him all the secrets and mysteries of nature. Peace, tranquility, and innocence shed their mingled delights around him.
Page 406 - For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, And of the fields of Gomorrah : Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter : Their wine is the poison of serpents, And the cruel venom of asps.
Page 221 - ... that the vine can be cultivated with entire success in favorable localities in all parts of the State. It should be borne in mind that these results have been derived mostly from vineyards in the valleys of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which are not, by far, the most favorable localities in the State; for the "mildew
Page 392 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Page 221 - attacks the berries when the soil is in a wet condition, in July and August. It is most severe on the low and wet parts of the vineyard.
Page 226 - Missouri present rare inducements to the vinedresser — such a combination of favorable circumstances as will not fail to attract the attention of those who would engage in this most pleasant and profitable department of husbandry. And so important will be the results, that every effort should be put forth to hasten the time when these 5,000,000* acres...
Page 224 - The superior native grapes growing upon this soil, and the success of the vineyards above>-named, prove its adaptation to the vine. Its greatest defect is a capacity to hold and retain an excess of water ; which must be remedied by trenching and a proper admixture of vegetable matter, sand, pebbles, and broken limestone. This labor, however, may be avoided by selecting some of the millions of acres in Southern and Central Missouri, the soils of which are already prepared, as if by design, to invite...
Page 123 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.
Page 223 - ... and rapid. The surface of these table-lands is undulating, with no mountains or arid plains to disturb the equable and agreeable temperature which usually prevails at that elevation under the 37th parallel of north latitude. There are no swamps or overflowed lands from which vapors and noxious exhalations can arise to render the air damp and unhealthy. As these facts plainly indicate, the summers are long, temperate, dry, and salubrious,* and the winters short and mild. It possesses the clear,...